BLT {+ feta and avocado} Salad (gluten/refined sugar free)

BLT {+ feta and avocado} Salad (gluten/refined sugar free)

I have a confession to make.  I went to Mc Donald’s last night at work (yes, there is a McDonalds in the hospital I work at).  There.  It’s out.  Weight lifted off my chest.  We have nothing in our fridge right now so I was stuck…  I even felt guilty on my walk to Mc Donald’s after my 9 pm meeting.  On the way back to my office to eat, I took an indirect route so no one would catch me, bag in hand.  That’s how guilty I felt.  I scarfed it down.  It tasted wonderful.  And then, per usual, about a half hour later it felt like there was a concrete slab in my stomach….uggghhh!   A good reminder of why I eat how I do.  95% of the time.  Mc Donald’s remains on the top of my “major dislikes” list.

Sometimes it’s hard to get stoked about salads.  But there is something about chopped salads.  You can fit the small pieces on a spoon.  This salad is full of some of my favorite flavors:  bacon (mmmm bacon!), feta, and tomato.  BLTs bring back memories of my childhood summer days on the farm.  My mom always grew lettuce and tomatoes in her garden, so we had frequent BLT meals, usually with sweet corn on the side.  You can actually add corn to this salad, if you’d like. I did not because I am out of freezer corn and there is nothing worse than canned corn.  I kept the dressing simple but fresh tasting because I didn’t want to take the spotlight off of the salad.

BLT {+ feta and avocado} Salad

  • 1 head butter lettuce, washed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 5 strips bacon, cut and fried
  • 4 oz feta
  • 1 avocado, diced


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Lay lettuce out on cutting board and run knife through it (in all different directions) until it’s chopped as much as you like.

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, bacon, feta, avocado, and lettuce.  Drizzle dressing over salad and toss.  Divide amongst two plates.  Grind salt and pepper over salad to taste.  Many flavors come out if you let it sit for a few hours before serving.  I do not recommend letting it sit overnight, as it may get soggy.

If you are in a time crunch, combine all ingredients except the chopped lettuce.  Add lettuce right before you serve the salad.  Might I add, this is a great salad to throw in a container and bring to work for lunch!

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  1. This looks amazing! I like the spin on the traditional BLT!

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